Bringing TBI and Multi Port Fuel Injection to a New Level.     EFI Conversions and Tuning! Seattle to Portland! E-mail Tuning Consultant!
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 21

Thread: Which tables for cold start?

  1. #1
    Fuel Injected! CDeeZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Jokelahoma
    Posts
    422

    Which tables for cold start?

    It was 19*F this morning and my TBI truck with the single plane did NOT want to start. Cranked on it for a while and it was chugging bad and very rich on the wideband. After it's been running from me keeping my foot on the pedal it does ok. But before that it really did not want to start. Seems way too rich. I have been experiencing this even on warmer days, a little bit. but this morning with it being so cold it was very pronounced.

    7427 $0E using Gregs Advanced $0E TP5 v252.xdf

    It had been mentioned that adjusting Open Loop Idle Lean Limit VS Temp ---AND--- Open Loop AFR VS Vacuum might help with these cold start scenarios. I'm not sure what I might need to change in these tables though.

    Since it seems to be loading up from being way too rich when cold starting it, I was wondering if taking those two tables and increasing the AFR a full point in every cell below 40*C might help this?

    Also, wondering about Choke AFR VS Temp, Choke AFR Decay Time VS Temp, and Choke AFR Decay Time Multiplier vs. Airflow.
    Last edited by CDeeZ; 02-07-2019 at 04:09 PM.

  2. #2
    Fuel Injected! CDeeZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Jokelahoma
    Posts
    422
    Well I tried monkeying around with those tables and it didn't help. Seems to have made it worse. I also bumped the whole AE MAP and AE TPS tables up by 30+ percent since I'm still having a lean pop or bog when you snap the throttle open. But changing the AE tables hasn't helped that either. Not sure what to do at this point?

    Here are the latest two BINs and datalogs I have from trying to get this thing to work correctly. I'm hoping someone will take a look at this and point me in the right direction with the cold start rich issue and the lean pop on throttle opening
    Attached Files Attached Files

  3. #3
    Fuel Injected! sturgillbd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Big Stone Gap, VA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    471
    Look at your open loop afr vs temp vs vacuum table. You have your open loop afr quite a bit lower than stock. The screenshot in yellow is your bin.

    Edit: I see you have a 4L80. Are you using $31 or $0E? Part odf that table is wrong in the screenshot of yours
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by sturgillbd; 02-07-2019 at 07:35 PM.

  4. #4
    Fuel Injected! sturgillbd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Big Stone Gap, VA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    471
    Attached is the table with proper xdf... At 19 F its -7 C. Your afr is commanding quite bit lower than stock either way. Interpolating the table, it is commanding 11.6 'ish afr and there are probably other modifiers lowering it more. If the map is fluctuating, it is adding AE along with the cranking fuel during the startup. My 355 is a $0D based tbi with a single plane intake and Howards 180245-10. Cold start is finicky but it just has to be warmed up for a couple minutes before it does ok. I added a MAT sensor and blended it with the CTS and it helps during cold weather.I also increased the idle rpm at colder temps. Setting the minimum throttle blade opening for less than 10 IAC counts on a fully warmed engine helps a lot also.
    Attached Images Attached Images

  5. #5
    Fuel Injected! CDeeZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Jokelahoma
    Posts
    422
    Man I'm glad that you responded with your insight. Thank you so much!

    I think that my AFR is actually leaner than what was stock. At least for the bin that I started with which I will post. It's a 350 4L80 bin.

    Yes, good point about the fluctuating map causing AE during cranking and startup, I had not even thought of that.

    I'm not sure why, but I have chased my tail with the IAC counts. The last time I set it with a fully warmed engine it was around 20 or so counts on the scanner..... I was shooting for 10 counts but I either coulnd't get it that low or it would go to 0 or near 0, or maybe 1, 2 counts IAC... Maybe that's what I ought to shoot for here?

    Your 355 having a single plane intake is likely very similar to mine I have here, even though I'm $0E and you're $0D.....

    The engine I have is a 355 with flattop pistons (no idea what the compression ratio is, I need to figure that out but I'm thinking about 9.5:1 maybe??) Lunati 20080660 cam, Weiand 7547 single plane intake, Summit SUM-162108 62cc chamber heads, long tube headers and a Holley 670 CFM throttle body running a Marine 28 PSI FPR spring and 61 PPH injectors.

    Would you mind sharing your tune so that I can look at it?
    Attached Files Attached Files

  6. #6
    Fuel Injected! sturgillbd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Big Stone Gap, VA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    471
    I'll have to get it posted tomorrow. I don't have it on this machine. Will try to post it before I head to work in the morning.

  7. #7
    Fuel Injected! sturgillbd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Big Stone Gap, VA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    471
    Here is my bin...
    Attached Files Attached Files

  8. #8
    Fuel Injected! brian617's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Age
    40
    Posts
    577
    Quote Originally Posted by CDeeZ View Post
    I think that my AFR is actually leaner than what was stock. At least for the bin that I started with which I will post
    Keep in mind if your VE tables arent accurate your commanded AFRs and actual AFRs wont match. With no O2 feed back in open loop the commanded AFR is being modified by temp and your VE as a baseline.
    89 K1500 Scottsdale 5.7L 5spd 3:42

    Build specs: 97 4 bolt main block 350ci, Eagle rotating assembly with flat tops and 4 valve reliefs, Dart 165cc/67cc Iron Eagle heads, Manely SS valves and springs 110lbs seat @1.7, GM Ram Jet cam 196/206 @.50 .431/.451, stock intake and throttle body, heads and intake gasket matched, Delco EP377 fuel pump @ 22 psi, 427 PCM.

  9. #9
    Fuel Injected! CDeeZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Jokelahoma
    Posts
    422
    Thanks sturgill & brian.

    Sturgill, I'm wondering if I copy your Open Loop AFR VS Temp VS Vac table -AND- Open Loop Idle Lean Limit VS Temp table into my tune if that will solve at least some of the cold start overly rich problems I'm experiencing. Also, why are your two lowest MAP colums in the Open Throttle VE so much higher than the rest of the VE?


    Brian, thank you for pointing that out. I've been using Dave W's spreadsheet to dial in the VE and it still needs work, but not sure how else to do it other than drive around and keep logging and adjusting the VE tables....

    Questions for you guys:

    Do you guys see any problem to setting the IAC to near 0 or at 0 while fully warmed up?


    I know the LS guys (myself included) do not disable PE while tuning VE, I never disabled PE on my turbo LS while I was tuning the VE for it and it worked out fine. I have been taking the same approach here even though a lot of people think you should tune the VE for a TBI with the PE and AE disabled.... What do you guys think disable those for VE tuning or not?


    I'd like to keep this TBI open loop, do we have any idea what other modifiers might need to be turned off for this?

    And thanks again guys.

  10. #10
    Fuel Injected! brian617's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Age
    40
    Posts
    577
    Quote Originally Posted by CDeeZ View Post
    Brian, thank you for pointing that out. I've been using Dave W's spreadsheet to dial in the VE and it still needs work, but not sure how else to do it other than drive around and keep logging and adjusting the VE tables.....
    Its really not that big of deal if your commanded and actual AFRs arent perfect, With a custom build and so many modifiers (tables) in the 427 PCM its tough to pull off. I think I remember cheating my cold AFR table to get the actual I wanted.
    89 K1500 Scottsdale 5.7L 5spd 3:42

    Build specs: 97 4 bolt main block 350ci, Eagle rotating assembly with flat tops and 4 valve reliefs, Dart 165cc/67cc Iron Eagle heads, Manely SS valves and springs 110lbs seat @1.7, GM Ram Jet cam 196/206 @.50 .431/.451, stock intake and throttle body, heads and intake gasket matched, Delco EP377 fuel pump @ 22 psi, 427 PCM.

  11. #11
    Fuel Injected! CDeeZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Jokelahoma
    Posts
    422
    Well my comment about the low MAP colums in the VE being weird. I was looking at your bin with the $0E XDF. Opened two instances of TunerPro and loaded your BIN with $0D and my BIN with $0E and the data isn't screwed up now when viewing yours with the wrong XDF. Oops.

    Now let's see, where to go from here?

    And we still don't know why GM had the Open Loop AFR table stupid rich in that stock 350 4L80 BIN I posted do we????

  12. #12
    Fuel Injected! CDeeZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Jokelahoma
    Posts
    422
    Well this is revealing doing a side by side here. This has got to be the problem with it not wanting to start when cold and running soo poorly... The factory 350 4L80 bin is commanding a stupid rich AFR for some odd reason???

    Check out these screenshots, one is comparing my bin after I leaned it out a bit to sturgills..... And the other one compares the stock 350 4L80 bin to a stock 350 4L60/700r4 bin.... Why in the world did they set up the AFR table so crazy rich in the 350 4L80 bin?????

    On an unrelated note, I just snapped in a USB mouse to the tuning laptop, wow what a difference, why didn't I do this a long time ago??? Using the touchpad is such a pain in the ass compared to a real mouse.
    Attached Images Attached Images
    Last edited by CDeeZ; 02-08-2019 at 01:39 PM.

  13. #13
    Fuel Injected! sturgillbd's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Big Stone Gap, VA
    Age
    45
    Posts
    471
    My open loop afr table is not stock. I had to enrichen some because I was too lean.. My tune isn't perfect but the last 400 mile round trip I made in my Jeep, I got 19.5 mpg running 60-65 mph on the road and the M38A1 (cj5) is not exactly aerodynamic. I am running the Edelbrock Victor JR 2v Sportsman intake with EQ heads. I have the 1.6875 bore tbi (standard sbc size) and I start going into a vacuum after 4000 rpm. At 6000, my map reading is about 80kpa at WOT. You will have to just play with the values until you get it where you want it. As for a lean pop on cold throttle, the AE settings are easily overshot. I also run 61pph injectors at close to 30 psi. Im a little rich at idle but the pcm compensates decently. You were surprised at the settings difference between the 4L80 bin and mine. Now compare it to some of the CPI bins for the blazers and also look at say a 454 tbi bin like BMHK. Lots of tables that seem fudged just to get GM's desired effect.

  14. #14
    Fuel Injected! brian617's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Arkansas
    Age
    40
    Posts
    577
    Quote Originally Posted by sturgillbd View Post
    the AE settings are easily overshot.
    This thread is bringing back a lot of my own early problems LOL.

    When running higher pressures on the injectors AE (TPS and MAP) will have to be reduced quite a bit, or did in my case. If the duration of the pulse width during AE is the same high pressure vs low pressure, quite a bit more fuel is being injected at the same PW. Of course this depends on engine combos, intake manifolds etc.

    Also -40* Celsius is not likely in Oklahoma
    Last edited by brian617; 02-08-2019 at 03:10 PM.
    89 K1500 Scottsdale 5.7L 5spd 3:42

    Build specs: 97 4 bolt main block 350ci, Eagle rotating assembly with flat tops and 4 valve reliefs, Dart 165cc/67cc Iron Eagle heads, Manely SS valves and springs 110lbs seat @1.7, GM Ram Jet cam 196/206 @.50 .431/.451, stock intake and throttle body, heads and intake gasket matched, Delco EP377 fuel pump @ 22 psi, 427 PCM.

  15. #15
    Fuel Injected! CDeeZ's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Jokelahoma
    Posts
    422
    Quote Originally Posted by sturgillbd View Post
    My open loop afr table is not stock. I had to enrichen some because I was too lean.. My tune isn't perfect but the last 400 mile round trip I made in my Jeep, I got 19.5 mpg running 60-65 mph on the road and the M38A1 (cj5) is not exactly aerodynamic. I am running the Edelbrock Victor JR 2v Sportsman intake with EQ heads. I have the 1.6875 bore tbi (standard sbc size) and I start going into a vacuum after 4000 rpm. At 6000, my map reading is about 80kpa at WOT. You will have to just play with the values until you get it where you want it. As for a lean pop on cold throttle, the AE settings are easily overshot. I also run 61pph injectors at close to 30 psi. Im a little rich at idle but the pcm compensates decently. You were surprised at the settings difference between the 4L80 bin and mine. Now compare it to some of the CPI bins for the blazers and also look at say a 454 tbi bin like BMHK. Lots of tables that seem fudged just to get GM's desired effect.
    Right, I noticed that you richened it up a little bit. I will try either that table as you set it, or, the even leaner table from the BJYL $0D bin..... Either way, it will be way leaner than the table I've been dealing with from that stock 350 4L80 bin.... My buddy has a CJ2A, a '46... He got it for $25 I think.... Pretty rusty, but still way cool.

    Yeah I just don't get why GM set up that 350 4L80 bin (whatever the BCC is) to be so rich in cold temps, or rich everywhere for that matter. But like you said, likely they fudged the tables to get wherever it was they were going.......

    Quote Originally Posted by brian617 View Post
    This thread is bringing back a lot of my own early problems LOL.

    When running higher pressures on the injectors AE (TPS and MAP) will have to be reduced quite a bit, or did in my case. If the duration of the pulse width during AE is the same high pressure vs low pressure, quite a bit more fuel is being injected at the same PW. Of course this depends on engine combos, intake manifolds etc.

    Also -40* Celsius is not likely in Oklahoma
    Suffering builds character right :) Brian, will you post your tune also when you get a chance please?? You're right, -40*C isn't likely here, but -21*C is possible. A couple years ago we had one night where it got down to -7*F..... I hate the cold.... Give me 100+*F any day thankyou very much lol.

Similar Threads

  1. Stumbling After Cold Start
    By 90Vette in forum GM EFI Systems
    Replies: 22
    Last Post: 02-09-2019, 11:11 PM
  2. Cold start issues
    By moquinn in forum TunerPro Tuning Talk
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 10-16-2017, 04:45 PM
  3. Too rich after cold start?
    By BigBanks78 in forum GM EFI Systems
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 03-09-2017, 09:27 AM
  4. cold start and warm up is terrible.
    By Scorp1us in forum GM EFI Systems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-28-2014, 04:35 PM
  5. Ultra rich at cold start???
    By jameslleary in forum GM EFI Systems
    Replies: 25
    Last Post: 11-20-2012, 05:35 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •